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The Oprah Winfrey Show
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The Oprah Winfrey Show

Category
Talk Show
Genre
Talk-Show
Seasons
25
Official Site
http://www.oprah.com/
Category
Talk Show
Genre
Talk-Show
MPAA Rating
-
Seasons
25 minute(s)
Production Co
Harpo, High Noon, HBO, HD Vision
Distributor
-
Official Site
http://www.oprah.com/
Starring

A syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. It is currently the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, having run since September 8, 1986, for over 22 seasons and 3,000 episodes (as of September 10, 2007).

The show is highly influential, especially with women, and many of its topics penetrate into American pop-cultural consciousness. While early episodes of the show followed a Phil Donahue-style exploration of sensationalistic social issues, Oprah eventually transformed her series into a more positive, spiritually uplifting experience marked by book clubs, celebrity interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events.